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Xanthippe

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Xanthippe, one of three plays for which Deborah Freeman was awarded an Arts Council Theatre Writing Bursary. 

October 1999  -  Production:  Full Cry Theatre Company at the Brockley Jack Theatre. Director Kate Bannister.

June 2009  - rehearsed readings at Magdala Pub, and Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead, by Northwest London Equity and the Writers` Guild. Director  Nick Simon.

The story of the feisty wife of Socrates, about whom nothing was recorded in history, but who has been thoughtfully rehabilitated by this play.

From:  South London News: Leisure Section:

"An in-depth look at the married life of the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates...Xanthippe is by far one of the stranger ideas I`ve come across in pub theatre. But my pre-show doubts were soon swept away... Powerful performances....Xanthippe is an intelligent but mentally down-trodden woman who is left to run the household and look after the kids while her husband spends days and nights philosophising with his mates around Athens. Historically Socrates went on record as one of the wisest men in the world, but little was said of his wife other than that she was a ` very angry` woman....This play redresses the balance somewhat....While this piece is not one for the family or a drunken evening out, it is great if you like solid drama and even better if you fancy yourself as a bar-room philosopher..You never know. You could learn a thing or two...  **** -  4 stars!

 

 

 

 

 

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